MoCoHacks.
When: March 28-29, 2020
Where: Wheaton HS

MoCoHacks.

When: March 28-29, 2020
Where: Wheaton HS
Pre-Register
Pre-Register

About

Have you ever had that one crazy idea? That one proposition fueled by a spontaneous moment of passion and drive? Simply put, MoCoHacks is your chance to build that idea in 24 hours at Wheaton High School from March 28-29th! Pursue that goal, chase it, and make your distant and crazy dream a reality! Team up with other passionate coders to create a memorable experience filled with limitless creativity and fun! You need no experience in coding to attend! There will be various workshops and mentors that help you learn how to code, no matter how much you already know. No team? No problem! In addition to the various workshops and fun events like the Super Smash Bros Competition, we will have a team-building session where you can pitch and listen to other ideas and make teams with new people!

Schedule

Saturday

12:00 pm

Check-in and Sponsor Fair; Hackers get shirts and stickers

1:30 pm

Opening Ceremony

2:00 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm

Hacking Begins; Workshop - Team Building

3:00 pm

Hardware Lab Opens

4:00 pm

Workshop - TBD

5:00 pm

Snacks

5:30 pm

Workshop - TBD

7:00 pm

Workshop - TBD

8:00 pm

Dinner

8:30 pm

Workshop - TBD

10:00 pm

Workshop - TBD

11:30 pm

Cybersec Capture The Flag Event

Sunday

12:00 am

Midnight meal

2:00 am

Super Smash Bros Tournament & Cup Stacking Tournament

3:00 am

Snacks

7:00 am

Breakfast

9:00 am

Workshop - TBD

12:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Hacking Ends; Submit projects

2:30 pm

Judging Expo

3:00 pm

Judging Expo (extra time)

3:30 pm

Closing Ceremony

4:00 pm

Event Conclusion

FAQ

**NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FIELD TRIP EVENT.**


What is a hackathon?

Imagine a community where creativty, passion, and fun radiates for 24 straight hours-- that's what a hackathon is! Basically, it's a weekend full of innovation and meeting new people while programming a solution to a problem you see, no matter how big or small.


Where will MoCoHacks be?

MoCoHacks will be hosted at Wheaton High School (12401 Dalewood Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20906) on March 28-29th, 2020


Who can attend?

Currently, only MCPS high school students are invited to MoCoHacks. Unfortunately, we cannot accept middle school and college students.


What if I am a beginner?

Don't worry, students of all levels are welcomed to attend MoCoHacks! In fact, we encourage beginners to attend! We will have workshops to your project and mentors to answer any questions you may have.


How much does it cost?

It is absolutely free to attend MoCoHacks, thanks to our sponsors! Food, swag, and stickers will be provided!


What should I bring?

To be admitted, you MUST show your high school ID when checking into the event. You might want to bring a laptop, phone, chargers, toiletries, and of course, any hardware or materials you might use for your project. ILLEGAL or HAZARDOUS objects are NOT allowed.


Do I need a team?

Nope! For those forming teams, there will be a team formation event at the beginning of the event. You may compete in teams of up to 4 people.


Where do I sleep?

There will be quiet rooms for those who choose to sleep. We encourage you to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow.


Am I allowed to leave during the event?

Participants are allowed to leave with parental consent. However, doors will be locked at night.


Any other questions?

Email us at outreach@mocohacks.org

Sponsors

Partner

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Contributor

Bronze


Intellipoint

Contributor


Balsamiq

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Hack Club

Meet the team

Gandhar Viragi

Executive Director & Co-Founder

"The opportunity to network with tech industry professionals and learn about real-world opportunites is something you would never get in a school Computer Science course."

Anthony Huynh

Head of Logistics & Co-Founder

"MoCoHacks is the solution to catering to the high school audience by being hosted at a venue in the middle of the county, making it accessible to high school students in our county"

Matthew Nanas

Head of Public Relations

"The ability to socialize with strangers, work with like-minded individuals, and feel like you’re a part of a large community is just impossible to describe in words."

Michael Wang

Technology Team

"Even if you do not know how to program, going to a hackathon is always a great oppurtunity for anyone to learn."

Nelson Alvarez

Organizer

"MocoHacks is an event that is unique due to the vast amount of students from different high schools within Montgomery County who are currently involved. This group of students is diverse in experiences, ideas, and overall perspectives when it comes to what mocoHacks can provide to not only the computer science community but the student community of Montgomery County. "

Elizabeth Qiu

Organizer

"There is no experience necessary to attend a hackathon. This event will be something that is not only fun, but an inclusive place where high school students can learn more about STEM, create new things, and see where CS can take them."

Simon Ngyuen

Photographer

Organizer


Gandhar Viragi

Executive Director

"By hosting MoCoHacks, not only do I aim to foster a stronger Computer Science community in MCPS, but I also aim to connect students, primarily IT students"

Anthony Huynh

Head of Logistics

"MoCoHacks is the solution to catering to the high school audience by being hosted at a venue in the middle of the county, making it accessible to high school students in our county"

Matthew Nanas

Head of Finance

"The ability to socialize with strangers, work with like-minded individuals, and feel like you’re a part of a large community is just impossible to describe in words."

Kyle Tu

Head of Technology

"Having a Hackathon in Montgomery County provides a great opportunity for students in the area to dive into constructing their creative ideas with a diverse group of peers"

Michael Wang

Head of Public Relations

"Even if you do not know how to program, going to a hackathon is always a great oppurtunity for anyone to learn."

Nelson Alvarez

Organizer

"MocoHacks is an event that is unique due to the vast amount of students from different high schools within Montgomery County who are currently involved. This group of students is diverse in experiences, ideas, and overall perspectives when it comes to what mocoHacks can provide to not only the computer science community but the student community of Montgomery County. "

Elizabeth Qiu

Organizer

"There is no experience necessary to attend a hackathon. This event will be something that is not only fun, but an inclusive place where high school students can learn more about STEM, create new things, and see where CS can take them. "

Simon Ngyuen

Photographer